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TeaVivre brings you the fresh Monkey King Monkey King Tie Guan Yin which has no heavy roasting flavor. It is from the origin place of Tie Guan Yin, Anxi in Fujian Province. The twisted dry leaves are tight and strong in dragonfly-like shape. Dry tea has the light refreshing fragrance of vegetables and fruits. After brewed, the characteristic fresh scent of Tie Guan Yin comes. The tea liquid tastes sweet and its fragrance lasts long. Tie Guan Yin has two different kinds of making method, Zheng Chao (正炒,) and Tuo Suan (拖酸), which was introduced in the description of Anxi Superfine Tie Guan Yin. This Anxi Monkey King (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin belongs to zheng chao Tie Guan Yin tea, has comfortable brisk and smooth flavor without the sour taste on your tongue, just like the Anxi Superfine Tie Guan Yin.
Our Anxi Monkey King (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.
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With a strong and long-lasting fragrance, this Monkey-King Tie Guanyin smells fresh and tender. When you brew it, the smell of honey peach can be enjoyed. The degree of fermentation is 100 percent and the tea leaves turn soft. You had better drink it one hour after meals, for it is quite good for digestion.
Legend has it that the cliff is too abrupt for people to pick the Oolong tea leaves. Therefore, monkey is trained to climb the cliff and help tea farmers pick the Oolong tea leaves.Another saying goes that tea farmers need to tie a rope around the waist during the process of picking, just like a monkey. Hence obtains its name.
Anxi County lies in the middle by south of Fujian, at 24°51′ N - 25°26′ N, 117°34′E - 118°18′E. Its total area is 2983.1 square kilometers. The environment of Anxi is definitely suitable for planting tea trees. It locates in the subtropical humid climate zone, on the southeast side of Dai Yun Mountain. The average temperature here is about 16 to 20℃, while the annual precipitation is around 1600 mm to 1800 mm.
The tea trees of Tie Guan Yin are delicate, not easy to be grown well with a low output. Thus the tea trees are precious. For this Anxi Monkey King Tie Guan Yin, its tea tree is purebred and bush, has spreading branches sideling grown. The leaf sprout horizontally and slightly curls towards its back, with thick and bold blade. Leaf presents glossy and deep green color, while the bud is in purple red. Its appearance is like a peach, thus it is named as red heart crooked peach.
Growing between the cliff and rock, Monkey Picked Tie Guanyin is a wild kind of Tie Guanyin.
Legend has it that there is a kind of wild Oolong tea tree growing between the cliff and rock in ancient times so that tea farmers cannot pick the leaves in usual way. Therefore, people figure out to tie a rope around waist to climb the cliff for tea picking, just like a monkey. Hence obtains its name.
Another saying goes that the cliff is too abrupt for people to pick the Oolong tea leaves. Therefore, money is trained to climb the cliff and help tea farmers pick the Oolong tea leaves. People name it as Maliumie, referring to the kind of Oolong tea picked by monkey. Maliumie(马骝搣), as the name of production: “Maliu(马骝)” is the nickname of monkey used by people in Guangzhou, Guangxi and Hainan. “Mie(搣)” means picking. “Maliumie” refers that monkey king picks tea leaves. In addition to the meaning of Maliumie picked by monkey king, the name also indicates that it is a kind of precious tea.
Monkey-King Tie Guanyin contains lots of vitamins. Vitamin A can prevent from scurvy; Vitamin B can help digestion; Vitamin C can enhance immunity; Vitamin E can resist aging. As the saying goes that rarity enhances value, you will benefit a lot from drinking a cup of it every day.
In the year 1855, Linfengchi removed Oolong tea trees from the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian province of China and traveled to DongDing, which is in Lugu, Taiwan. Once he arrived in Taiwan, he replanted the tea trees, beginning the history of the Dong Ding Oolong , one of Taiwan's most famous teas. During 1858, a British company at that time called Jardine Mantheson & Co. bought semi-finished Oolong tea from Taiwan, spreading it around the world.
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This is the first oolong tea I ever tasted. The Chinese restaurant was the only one in town to offer the "real" thing. I was hooked and was shocked at the changes in the menu on my return visit a few months later. The tea offering was changed to tea bags of generic teas. Imagine my pleasure to find this tea. It is such a good soothing flavor and I enjoy the aroma, especially during the brewing process. I have been very pleased to find this tea and drink it at practically each meal. It was a good day when I found this tea again. Thanks.
I have had a few different TGY. Several for me have ended up tasting bitter and not very pleasant to my taste buds. The few that I have gotten right have been wonderful. This tea immediately goes into the wonderful category. I have been sipping on this tea all afternoon with no hints of bitterness. It is sweet and floral. As the infusions go on I get a creamy texture and hints of peach. I have done about 7 or 8 infusions and this tea is still giving! Thanks again TeaVivre for so many wonderful offerings.
The aroma of the dry and very green leaves is one of those 'just right' combination of notes, it is floral but not too heady, has notes of fresh vegetation without smelling too green, and notes of chestnut without being too nutty. The Goldilocks of smells. It reminds me of morning dew on an orchid, along with the summer aroma of growing things and a touch of sweet nectar at the finish, very lush smelling. The notes in my notebook for this tea are a little giggle worthy, especially when I use the phrase 'powerhouse of orchid' yep, that sums it up nicely. I find this kind of Tie Guan Yin very relaxing, something about its mixing of strong floral notes, wet and crushed vegetation, and just that hint of buttery chestnut always put me in mind of the feeling after a summer storm. I feel focused and relaxed, very alive and ever so slightly sleepy. The buttery mouthfeel and honey sweet finish mix well with the earlier flavor notes.
I made this both Gongfu and Western style. I enjoyed both but I think I preferred the Western style, and I was still able to resteep it. This is a green oolong, lighter than most TGY I have tried, even lighter than other Monkey Picked I've had. If you like it brisk, prepare as directed, but if you prefer a less brisk tea you can shorten the steep and use a slightly lower temperature. The leaves unfurl to tremendous, unexpected size and there is a powerful aroma of freshest spinach and leafy greens. Based on the smell you might think the tea would be too strong, but it isn't. Enjoy the aroma especially to make it a complete experience!
This is a lovely green oolong. Very vegetal filled with unami flavors. Floral. It might not be my favorite oolongs I've got from Teavivre because I am not a big green oolong fan but still very solid. It is light and comfortable.
I’ve been slacking with my free oolong samples from TeaVivre! This is the one that I expect to not like out of the bunch, mostly because I expect it to be floral. The rather eclectically rolled pellets are a lovely range of medium to dark yellow/green. Surprisingly to me, they smell quite grassy and sweet, which is definitely preferred over flowery. Once steeped, this tea has a very interesting aroma… Yes, there are definite vegetal notes along the lines of spinach, and also a sweet grassiness. There’s also another scent that reminds me of turnips or potatoes – it actually smells starchy. Wow, it actually tastes a lot like potatoes, too! This is definitely something I haven’t encountered before in a tea. There’s also a distinct and almost sharp grassy note, and I find it to be rather energizing. I can taste just a bit of floral at the end of the sip, but it’s a rather mild one and it mixes with a touch of peach flavor. Yum, thanks Angel!
This tea is a very nice green oolong. It exhibits a complex blend of floral, grassy, and vegetal notes. Many thanks for the free sample!
I decided to brew it gong fu style. Verdict: amazing buttery, creamy, vegetables!!! There is also a bit of a floral note, but it’s not too overpowering. Yum! I think I might just gong fu all my oolongs from now on. I love it!!
Tie Guan Yin is one of those teas that are getting increasing popularity in the west, but when it comes to me I drink it seldom. The reason why I ordered this tea is that I wanted to compare it to the Taiwanese version of the same grade, labeled Monkey picked. I heard stories that monkeys were trained in the past to pick the hardly accessible leaves for this tea but more rational approach suggests that it was a metaphor superior leaf material that distinguishes it from an average. As I'm nearly finishing a pouch of this tea I learned that I like it prepared in a small porcelain teapot the most. I use about 4 grams and 180-200ml and steep it in 2min-1min-2min fashion. The infusion has a bright green tone with slightly warm (close to toasted) aroma at the top with bright flowery notes. First infusion is refreshing, mildly grassy and ends with toasty goodness. As the tea cools down the flowery element gets more prominent and almost to the point of being rough, also I get a long moist sensation in mouth as I finish the cup. Second cup is more balanced as flowery note loses its domination and for a short period between the sips I could sense a crisp sweetness lingering in the back. Third cup if more floral than the previous but the sweetness is persistent. I can sense some buttery hints in the background if I focus a little bit. A very nice tea, refreshing, quenching but a bit too flowery for my taste. I enjoy the Taiwanese version more but I wouldn't mind having this one every now and then.
I love TGY oolongs. They represent everything great about Oolongs. Some floral, some nutty, some mineral, and some sweet. This is very good example of a good quality TGY. I only had a little sample I received from a tea box, so I couldn't experiment too much. I did Gaiwan about 5 grams. I had to be careful with water because some oolongs react better to 180-190 range, and some like it hot. So I started lower end and got some really nice floral and cream notes. On steeps 4-8 I went much hotter, and the nuttiness and mineral essence came out more. I might get another sample of this on my next order to play around some more. But this is good tea, I'm sure you'll like it if you like TGY.
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